Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Driveway -

VW’S Jetta has not been a big mover in sales, but that should change with the ar­rival of a six-model line-up with tech­ni­cal en­hance­ments, more com­fort and con­ve­nience fea­tures, a new per­for­mance-ori­ented model and some lower prices.

The re­vised Jetta range now gets Ex­tended Elec­tronic Dif­fer­en­tial Lock (XDL) func­tion and a Driver Fa­tigue De­tec­tion Sys­tem as stan­dard fit­ment, plus al­loy wheels, cruise con­trol and a leather-rimmed steer­ing wheel with Mul­ti­Func­tion Dis­play (MFD Plus).

The new Jetta range starts with the 1.4litre 118TSI Trend­line six-speed man­ual at $21,990 drive­away, or $24,490 for seven-speed DSG auto.

For $29,990 you get the up­spec Com­fort­line with sat­nav, rear-view cam­era, front and rear park­ing sen­sors, dual zone cli­mate con­trol and rain­sens­ing wipers

The Highline 118TSI at $34,490 has all of the above, plus leather up­hol­stery with an elec­tron­i­cally ad­justable driver’s sport seat, key­less en­try and start­ing sys­tem, 17inch al­loy wheels and fog­lights with static cor­ner­ing lights.

There’s also a Highline diesel, with a 103kW/320Nm 2.0 litre en­gine that re­turns an av­er­age 5.5litres/100km and has a six-speed DSG.

Top­ping the range is the Highline Sport.

It has the 155TSI petrol en­gine used in the Mark VI Golf GTI and rides on dy­namic sports sus­pen­sion, big­ger (18inch) al­loys, Bi-Xenon head­lights with LED day­time driv­ing lights, LED tail-lights, gearshift pad­dles on the steer­ing wheel and dark-tinted rear side and rear win­dow glass.

It can scorch to 100km/h in 7.2sec­onds, yet re­turn an av­er­age 7.8litres/100km.

All for $39,990, drive away.

VW’s new Jetta.

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